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Antitrust Enforcement Agencies Face Unprecedented Challenges

SOURCE: Center for American Progress CAP fellow David Balto testifies before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy. Read the testimony (CAP Action). Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Coble and other members of the committee, I am David Balto, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where my work focuses on […]

by David Balto | Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Congress’s Work Is Not Done

The public will likely approve of Congress’s recent passage of financial reform, but they also want Congress to take action on unemployment, observes Ruy Teixeira.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, July 19, 2010

This Week in Congress: July 12 – 16, 2010

Congress this week tried to wrap up financial regulatory reform and discusses small businesses, energy manufacturing, and Elena Kagan's nomination.

| Monday, July 12, 2010

A Last Bid to Protect Wall Street

Pat Garofalo parses conservatives' last arguments against the Dodd-Frank bill as they dodge responsibility for the crisis they created while protecting Wall Street.

by Pat Garofalo | Monday, July 12, 2010

Show Us the Money

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Sima Gandhi argues that investors deserve clear information about executive compensation and explains how to get there.

by Sima J. Gandhi | Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fixing Wall Street, Protecting Main Street

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will do just that, writes Pat Garofalo, which is why it needs to become the law of the land.

by Pat Garofalo | Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Getting Financial Regulation Right

play_alt icon Video Pat Garofalo discusses why we need financial regulation, what should be included in a final bill, and how those provisions would lead to a stronger, safer financial system.

by Pat Garofalo | Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Making Health Care Competition Work

book_alt2 icon Report David Balto outlines antitrust measures that will help ensure health insurance reform is transparent and effective.

by David Balto | Friday, June 25, 2010

Making the Volcker Rule Count

A proprietary trading ban free from exemptions and carve outs is a necessary part of building a stable postcrisis financial system, writes Pat Garofalo.

by Pat Garofalo | Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Keeping Loopholes Out of Derivatives Reform

Congress should make sure as it begins to reconcile financial reform legislation, that the law is free of exemptions weakening the bill, writes Pat Garofalo.

by Pat Garofalo | Wednesday, June 16, 2010

There’s No One Under the Bus

Samuel Charap addresses the argument that the Obama administration has thrown U.S. Eastern European NATO allies under the bus in its pursuit of improved U.S.-Russia relations.

by Samuel Charap | Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Don’t Exempt Car Dealers: They Need to Follow Basic Consumer Protection Rules

Pat Garofalo says Congress should reject the push to exempt auto financing from oversight by the proposed consumer protection regulator.

by Pat Garofalo | Monday, June 7, 2010

Enforcing Reform

David Balto argues in Modern Healthcare that a number of provisions in the recently passed health care bill will promote competition as long as they are enforced.

by David Balto | Friday, June 4, 2010

Rein in Irresponsible Oil Drillers

David Madland and Karla Walter detail why “high-road” contracting would help prevent low-road disasters such as the BP oil catastrophe.

by David Madland and Karla Walter | Thursday, June 3, 2010

Financial Reform End Game

The congressional conference committee tackling financial reform legislation has clear choices to make, argues Pat Garofalo.

by Pat Garofalo | Tuesday, June 1, 2010